Harrow County Fete, July 23rd,1938
Despite two previous wet Saturdays, July 23rd was the type of bright, sunny day which was so essential for the success of the Fete and of which a B.B.C. outdoor commentator never tires of praising.
...Flags waved and bunting fluttered in the breeze; balloons rose high overhead...All the fun of the fair - darts, coconuts, Crazy Kitchen, Chinese Laundry, Ring-it, Skee-ball, skittles, hoop-la, quoits, and Aunt Sally - was there.
Mr. Duke and the Railways and Airways Club had organised two very good model railway shows - clockwork and electric gauge 0 in the Maths. Lab., and a fascinating Trix gauge 00 electric show in Room 16.... Upstairs in the New Chemistry Laboratory, the museum exhibits had been taken from their customary cupboards... Mr. Neal. in the Art Room, had prepared once again one of his excellent Art Exhibitions. Everybody admired the striking posters recently done to advertise the School's production of "The Merchant pf Venice," and his own contribution, hung discreetly in a corner.
In the crowded Hall ... people were having the dainty set teas prepared by the Mothers' Sewing Party.
Mr. Brister...organised the whole show.
Brian Hester writes:
Source: Gaytonian, October 1938